[LAU] CD tracks in Ardour

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Apr 30 12:27:24 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:05 AM, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> After reading all the online docs I could find I'm not sure how to
> do the following.
> I have an Ardour session that will be used to burn an audio CD.
> There are three 'songs' in it, but each one should correspond
> to more than one CD track. In other words some tracks start
> in the middle of the music and there should be no gaps at
> those points.
> As far as I could find out, each track should correspond to a range,
> and those ranges must not overlap. So should I manually ensure that
> the start of range N+1 corresponds exactly to the end of range N,
> or is there a better way to do this ?

my impression is that if you use a disk-at-once burner (as you need to
to avoid gaps) then the precise placement of markers is less
important. you'll export a single wave file, with a TOC file, give
that to cdrdao or equivalent, and the track markers will simply be
used to provide, ahem, metadata, that a CD player can use. if you
don't do this, and instead use track-at-once burning, the CD standard
mandates gaps between tracks.

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